High Strangeness: Hypno-UFO -- Part II

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hypno-UFO -- Part II

I was going to blog about something fun and non-controversial today, like the Philadelphia Experiment or hypnotizing abductees or aliens scribbling notes in the margins of books, but I've been distracted by a curious comment I received and I think it needs to be addressed.

Some dude named "Anonymous" commented yesterday that A) he knows me very well, B) he knows what I know about UFOs and C) he knows what I don't know about UFOs... which is weird because it implies some kind of supernatural powers. He then went on to scold me and lecture me, and even trotted out that hairy old cliche about "drinking the kool-aid." You can read "Anonymous'" comments here, down towards the bottom of the page.
Don't drink me!!

The thing is, I don't need some supernatural being telling me what's good and bad, right and wrong, kool-aidey and not kool-aidey about UFOlogy and UFOlogists. "Anon" points out that I am relatively new on the UFO scene, and while this is true, it's also irrelevant, because in the short time I've been on the scene I've been engaged in some pretty intense research for my book. And, guess what? As a result, I know an awful lot more than "Anonymous" thinks I do.

In the course of my research I have interviewed, conversed with and corresponded with a whole lot of prominent and not-so-prominent people associated with UFOlogy, and because of this I have heard and read stories of such spectacularly shameful lapses in judgment and outrageously unethical behavior that I have been tempted to walk away from the whole sorry UFO scene in disgust on more than one occasion.

So, you can lecture and scold all you want, "Anonymous," and it won't make any difference to me. As for the so-called "Roswell slides," in the end I really don't give a rat's ass about them one way or another. If they someday turn out to be "proof" of something, then yay UFOlogy! But if history is any guide, they are far more likely to end up in the scrap heap with all the other discredited Roswell "evidence" and "witnesses" that have come and gone over the years... And as a result no one will be any closer to understanding what, if anything, might have happened in New Mexico in July, 1947.
To avoid unnecessary confusion, do not attempt to view the "Roswell Slides" with this instrument.

1 comment:

Double Nought Spy said...

That crap goes with the territory. I like what Tom Petty has to say about it. http://youtu.be/jijAPsFRzQk

Approach these topics sensibly, and you will have one "side" thinking of you as a cretinous dingbat while their arch enemies write you off as a debunker. Give yourself the wrong sort of funny screen name, and far too many will just assume you are a gummint agent. It's easy to get emotionally invested, but the quacking is amusing if you can keep in in context. It's the internet. Every sort of priggish reductionist, malcontent, whack job and drooling lunatic imaginable lives there, so don't expect it to make a lot of sense.